Romney Marsh Land Drainage

We have been out undertaking some land drainage recently on the Romney Marsh. Our big Mastenbroek trencher was laying drains across a wet section of arable field. The trench was cut and the pipe laid all at once by the trencher and shingle was then backfilled to cover the drains

Pond De-silting

We have recently undertaken pond de-silting works. Using our specialist long reach machine, we were able to de-silt the ponds and re-shape them. The before and after photos show the condition of the ponds which has now increased the diversity and habitat for the wildlife.

High Heavens Waste Complex

Case Study Civils work involved working In Partnership with Countrystyle Recycling Ltd for Buckinghamshire County Council at High Heavens Waste Complex Following a fire within the bulky waste bay in 2019, it was recognised that the existing facilities at the site were inadequate. With the assistance of Countrystyle, Buckinghamshire Council required a standalone storage facility…

Agricultural Civils – S E Lane

Case Study S E Lane – Agricultural Civil Work FGS Pilcher have undertaken several recent projects for SE Lane and Partners. This included modernising the farm facilities of the dairy herd. The modernisation has increased production and improved the welfare of the animals, giving them refreshed living quarters. The work we undertook included: Converting an…

Kentish Stour Countryside

Case Study Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership & Natural England We were tasked to work with Natural England at the Stodmarsh Nature reserve, an internationally important mixture of reed beds, fens, ditches, wet grassland and open water. This project also involved working alongside the Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership. Working with Natural England at Stodmarsh, we undertook…

Internal Drainage Board

Case Study: Watercourse Management – Internal Drainage Board We have been undertaking regular work for the Romney Marsh Area Internal Drainage Board (RMAIDB) The work involved: Maintenance of the drainage courses Undertaking “Brushing” which involves clearing the channel of weed/vegetation growth Removing the vegetation to allow free drainage for the winter rains Our excavators that…

Romney Marsh – Kent Wildlife Trust

Case Study: Romney Marsh & Kent Wildlife Trust  Last year we undertook some ditching work using grant money from The Fifth Continent scheme in partnership with the Kent Wildlife Trust. The Fifth Continent Landscape Partnership Scheme seeks to deliver a number of exciting projects based around three key themes to Restore, Rediscover and Reclaim Romney…

Sissinghurst Castle Gardens

Case Study Sissinghurst Castle Gardens Earlier this year we worked on a project with South East Rivers Trust in partnership with the National Trust. The project involved the restoration of a floodplain meadow. Specifically, it involved diverting peak flows of water from the Hammer stream through channels to a former water meadow. This project will…

Progress Underway on New Forage Building

FGS Pilcher have started work on a new forage building for a client. The erection of the steel portal frame is well underway, a slightly bespoke operation with the bales already stacked. Once the portal frame is complete, the safety nets will be installed for the installation of the roof sheeting. The new forage building…